With live viewership of most U.S. TV channels in decline, the most-watched networks are trying to lure audiences back by making it easier to catch reruns.As they unveil their 2016-2017 program schedules this week in New York, the four major broadcast networks have called out the need to offer viewers on-demand access to current shows, a prize known as in-season stacking.That s the future of our business, Greenblatt said on a call with reporters.Gary Newman, co-chairman of Fox, echoed the point during a party in New York s Central Park, saying the network has such rights to all of its shows for the second year in a row.The idea is that a pay-TV viewer hearing about a new show that s been on for weeks can catch up and then watch live as new episodes debut.The networks used to believe cable providers video-on-demand platforms encouraged fans to skip live TV and watch later.I have an NBC show that was destined to get picked up, that I was told was getting picked up, and at the last minute it didn t because another studio made a better deal in regards to stacking for their show, said Leslie Siebert, a partner at the Gersh Agency who represents actors including Jeffrey Tambor and Allison Janney.It s still not enough, but they are trying, Siebert said.
When spring finally, well, springs, its brilliance can feel unreal.To capture the surreality of springtime in New York City, 24-year-old photographer Paolo Pettigiani photoshopped images he snapped of Central Park to give them an infrared-filtered appearance.He describes the inspiration of the project on his personal site: The purpose is highlight the majesty and the contrast of nature included in the famous Big Apple s skyscrapers.Of note are Richard Mosse s infrared snaps of the Congo, which juxtapose the violent weaponry wielded by its subjects with the playfulness of neon pinks and brilliant blues.The effect is especially powerful when you add to it the consideration that infrared is a type of light on a wavelength that s not visible to the human eye.So, the message communicated by the image s vibrant rosiness and clear cerulean hues could be that the subject is beyond comprehension by the viewer; it s too picturesque.
Every year, millions of visitors flock to New York s Central Park to enjoy an oasis of greenery in the middle of the city.An Italian photographer is looking at the park from a different perspective."Infrared NYC," a photo series by 24-year-old Paolo Pettigiani, uses aerochrome infrared film to show Central Park and its surroundings in vibrant, unexpected colors.Trees and grass become bubble-gum pink, while the city s skyscrapers appear in shades of turquoise.The photo series, which Pettigiani released this month, is the second infrared project he has undertaken — his first showcased winter landscapes in his hometown of Aviglinana, Italy.Pettigiani says his goal for the new project is to "highlight the majesty and the contrast of nature" in New York City.View As: One PageSlides
The evidence that they occur with some frequency really began to pile up in the 1990s, when DNA evidence began to exonerate convicted criminals—including many who had confessed.Others confess to appease an aggressive investigator, desperate to put an end to a grueling interrogation—these are called compliant false confessions.Estimates vary, but anywhere from dozens to hundreds of people came forward to falsely confess to her killing, including transient Daniel S. Voorhees above .Clarence David / NY Daily News Archive via Getty ImagesTYPE: CompliantEXAMPLE: The Central Park FiveFollowing the rape of a female jogger in Central Park in 1989, five teenage boys of color—Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, and Kharey Wise—were accused and interrogated for 14 to 30 hours each.They confessed but later recanted, saying they had only given in to end the lengthy interrogations.The saga inspired the 1978 TV movie A Death in Canaan.
Image Source: Roy Rochlin/Getty ImagesWhether you love the guy or you hate him, Donald Trump has certainly made an impression on people across the country and the world.Using unorthodox tactics, Trump managed to become the presumptive Republican nominee for this year s presidential election.At the same time, the things Trump says and does also happen to be a goldmine for comedians and other celebrities, who make fun of the billionaire every chance they get.DON T MISS: Brand new images show us how hot the iPhone 7 will actually beShe s got the perfect orange skin, the messy fake hair, and the proper suit and tie – and that tie is one of the best things about this whole Trump cosplay.Streep took the stage at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park for the Public Theater s annual gala, GQ reports.Images via Roy Rochlin/Getty Images and Paul Zimmerman/WireImage.
Click to Open Overlay GalleryElectronic Arts/Respawn EntertainmentI m striding down a ruined city block in a house-sized mech, explosives firing out of one robotic arm, a plasma shield loaded in the other.Titanfall 2, coming October 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, wasn t on my radar before E3, but the multiplayer match I got to sample at Electronic Arts EA Play event made an impression.It s about fighting in sci-fi warscapes in and out of personal mech suits called titans, and it s looking pretty thrilling.To fix that, they ve changed the titans from customizable, individualized war machines to something more like classes in, say, Overwatch—each with specific ability sets.We look at retaining players in a lot of ways, says Drew McCoy, Titanfall 2 s producer.Our weapons and abilities, meanwhile, tend to be driven by the multiplayer side.
Image: Wolfgang Voll 2016 Christo Over the weekend, my social media feeds were draped in neon orange as the world exuberantly shared the first photos of Christo s latest work, The Floating Piers, a 1.8-mile walkway across an Italian lake.Christo—who is perhaps best known for the fancy drapes he installed in Central Park, in the same shade of orange—has executed dozens and dozens of similar projects which, until recently, were collaborations with his wife and partner Jeanne-Claude, who died in 2009.But in recent years, his attempts to accessorize the natural landscape have been met with criticism.Innovations in floating walkways, and especially ones that look good, have general importance to highly populated coastal areas as sea levels rise.Of course, one might worry about the environmental impact that the installation itself caused to Lake Iseo—and yes, there were concerns—but Christo s engineering team has managed to execute this project with the blessing of local scientists, using a light footprint, in a relatively quick two-year timeframe.Last Friday, just before the opening of the The Floating Piers, I wrote about a balloon-like bridge that could bob in New York City s East River to help pedestrians get from Williamsburg to Manhattan when the L train shuts down.
Image Source: MGMWe hardly knew ye, various assortment of shows and movies, but you will be missed.As always, the monthly Netflix purge is swiftly approaching, and although the list for July isn t especially long, there are a few highlights you might want to check out before they make their way off of the service.DON T MISS: Next year s iPhone may feature a futuristic design that makes Jony Ive s dream a realityA few movies worth checking out: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Best in Show, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Talladega Nights and the first six Star Trek movies.Keep in mind, the list is subject to change as Netflix renegotiates its deals, but here is the current list of removals scheduled for July:Leaving July 1st2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 A Clockwork Orange 1971 A League of Their Own 1992 Allegiance 2012 Along Came Polly 2004 Best in Show 2000 The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 Bulworth 1998 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Caillou: Season 5The Central Park Five 2012 Cheech & Chong s Up in Smoke 1978 The Conspiracy 2012 Daniel Tiger s Neighborhood: Seasons 1-2Dinosaur Train: Season 2Drive Me Crazy 1999 Flashpoint: Seasons 1-5The Flintstones 1994 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 The Game: Seasons 1-3How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 Medium: Seasons 1-7Mister Rogers Neighborhood: Volume 1 1968 Mouse Hunt 1997 My Sister s Wedding 2013 Notting Hill 1999 Numb3rs: Seasons 1-6Odd Squad: Season 1The Perfect Storm 2000 The Quiet Man 1952 Reading Rainbow: Volume 1 1985 The Right Stuff 1983 Rubber 2010 Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 Star Trek: Generations 1994 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 Team America: World Police 2004 Tesla: Master of Lightning 2000 Thumbelina 1994 The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories 1993 Wild Kratts: Seasons 1-3Witness 1985 Women Aren t Funny 2014 WordWorld: Season 1Zoboomafoo: Season 2Leaving July 2ndVenus and Serena 2012 Leaving July 15thColor Crew 2010 Leaving July 16thSerenity 2005 Leaving July 31stBraxton Family Values: Season 3It s not all bad news, though — don t forget to check out all of the new movies and TV shows being added to Netflix in July.
This month, Netflix is cutting loose classics like 2001 and seven, yes, seven Star Trek movies.The HighlightsA few classics are leaving Netflix this month, so you might want to set aside a bit of time to catch 2001: A Space Odyssey RT: 94% , A Clockwork Orange RT: 90% , Best In Show RT: 94% , and the first 12 Star Trek films before they leave on July 1.It s also your last chance to hate-watch the 1994 Flintstones movie RT: 21% and its somehow even more disastrous prequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas RT: 25% .Netflix is bringing along plenty of originals this month, including, Marco Polo season two, BoJack Horseman season 3, Between season 2, Deep season one, Marcella season one, Kuronukuro season one, and Degrassi: Next Class season two.Leaving Netflix this Month7/1/162001: A Space Odyssey 1968 A Clockwork Orange 1971 A League of Their Own 1992 Allegiance 2012 Along Came Polly 2004 Best in Show 2000 The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 Bulworth 1998 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Caillou: Season 5The Central Park Five 2012 Cheech & Chong s Up in Smoke 1978 The Conspiracy 2012 Daniel Tiger s Neighborhood: Seasons 1-2Dinosaur Train: Season 2Drive Me Crazy 1999 Flashpoint: Seasons 1-5The Flintstones 1994 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 The Game: Seasons 1-3How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 Medium: Seasons 1-7Mister Rogers Neighborhood: Volume 1 1968 Mouse Hunt 1997 My Sister s Wedding 2013 Notting Hill 1999 Numb3rs: Seasons 1-6Odd Squad: Season 1The Perfect Storm 2000 The Quiet Man 1952 Reading Rainbow: Volume 1 1985 The Right Stuff 1983 Rubber 2010 Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 Star Trek: Generations 1994 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 Team America: World Police 2004 Tesla: Master of Lightning 2000 Thumbelina 1994 The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories 1993 Wild Kratts: Seasons 1-3Witness 1985 Women Aren t Funny 2014 WordWorld: Season 1Zoboomafoo: Season 27/2/16Venus and Serena 2012 7/15/16Color Crew 2010 7/16/16Serenity 2005 7/31/16Braxton Family Values: Season 3Arriving On Netflix This MonthAvail 7/1/1641 on 41 2014 A Long Way From Home 2013 Back to the Future 1985 Back to the Future Part II 1989 Back to the Future Part III 1990 Bad Boys II 2003 Batman: The Movie 1966 Beavis and Butt-head Do America 1996 Between: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINALBeverly Hills Cop 1984 Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 Big Trouble in Little China 1986 Blade 2 2002 By the People: The Election of Barack Obama 2009 Catwoman 2004 Cheaper by the Dozen 1950 Cinderella Man 2005 Conflict 2015 Death Race 2 2010 Death Race 3: Inferno 2013 Deep: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINALDreamcatcher 2003 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 2011 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 Gladiator 2000 Hello, Dolly!The Movie 2002 Honey 2003 Insomnia 2002 The Italian Job 2003 Jackass: Number Two 2006 Jim Jefferies: Freedumb - NETFLIX ORIGINALLalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show 2014 Lethal Weapon 1987 Lethal Weapon 2 1989 Lethal Weapon 3 1992 Lethal Weapon 4 1998 The Longest Yard 2005 The Lovely Bones 2009 Making the American Man 2016 - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEMarcella: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINALMarco Polo: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINALMean Girls 2004 Nevada Smith 1966 Nick of Time 1995 The Painted Veil 2006 Pandemic 2015 Phenomenon 1996 Raiders Of The Lost Art: Season 2Rumor Has It 2005 Scooby-Doo 2002 The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1The Sting 1973 Stomp the Yard: Homecoming 2010 Talhotblond 2009 Terminus 2016 Turner and Hooch 1989 Twisted 2004 Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For The New West 2012 Well Wishes 2015 Working Girl 1988 Yours, Mine and Ours 2005 7/4/16Kuromukuro: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/6/16The Big Short 2015 7/7/16A War 2015 The Armor of Light 2015 Brahman Naman 2016 - NETFLIX ORIGINALNSU German History X: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/8/16The Invitation 2015 - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEWord Party: Season 17/9/16Mustang 2015 Mystery Files: Season 17/10/16The Last Kingdom: Season 17/12/16Rolling Papers 2015 7/14/16Gridlocked 2015 - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEMagi: The Adventures of Sinbad: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINALTodd Margaret: Season 37/15/16The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINALGhostheads 2016 Holidays 2016 - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVERebirth 2016 - NETFLIX ORIGINALStranger Things: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINALTony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru 2016 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/16/16Fighting 2009 7/19/16Liv and Maddie: Season 37/21/16Internet Famous 2016 - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE7/22/16BoJack Horseman: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINALDegrassi: Next Class: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/24/16Popples: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/27/16The Wave 2015 7/29/16Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINALLast Chance U 2016 - NETFLIX ORIGINALLEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINALTallulah 2016 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/30/16My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 6: Part 17/31/16Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Season 2
This month, Netflix is cutting loose classics like 2001 and seven, yes, seven Star Trek movies.The HighlightsA few classics are leaving Netflix this month, so you might want to set aside a bit of time to catch 2001: A Space Odyssey RT: 94% , A Clockwork Orange RT: 90% , Best In Show RT: 94% , and the first 12 Star Trek films before they leave on July 1.It s also your last chance to hate-watch the 1994 Flintstones movie RT: 21% and its somehow even more disastrous prequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas RT: 25% .Netflix is bringing along plenty of originals this month, including, Marco Polo season two, BoJack Horseman season 3, Between season 2, Deep season one, Marcella season one, Kuronukuro season one, and Degrassi: Next Class season two.Leaving Netflix this Month7/1/162001: A Space Odyssey 1968 A Clockwork Orange 1971 A League of Their Own 1992 Allegiance 2012 Along Came Polly 2004 Best in Show 2000 The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 Bulworth 1998 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Caillou: Season 5The Central Park Five 2012 Cheech & Chong s Up in Smoke 1978 The Conspiracy 2012 Daniel Tiger s Neighborhood: Seasons 1-2Dinosaur Train: Season 2Drive Me Crazy 1999 Flashpoint: Seasons 1-5The Flintstones 1994 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 The Game: Seasons 1-3How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 Medium: Seasons 1-7Mister Rogers Neighborhood: Volume 1 1968 Mouse Hunt 1997 My Sister s Wedding 2013 Notting Hill 1999 Numb3rs: Seasons 1-6Odd Squad: Season 1The Perfect Storm 2000 The Quiet Man 1952 Reading Rainbow: Volume 1 1985 The Right Stuff 1983 Rubber 2010 Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 Star Trek: Generations 1994 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 Team America: World Police 2004 Tesla: Master of Lightning 2000 Thumbelina 1994 The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories 1993 Wild Kratts: Seasons 1-3Witness 1985 Women Aren t Funny 2014 WordWorld: Season 1Zoboomafoo: Season 27/2/16Venus and Serena 2012 7/15/16Color Crew 2010 7/16/16Serenity 2005 7/31/16Braxton Family Values: Season 3Arriving On Netflix This MonthAvail 7/1/1641 on 41 2014 A Long Way From Home 2013 Back to the Future 1985 Back to the Future Part II 1989 Back to the Future Part III 1990 Bad Boys II 2003 Batman: The Movie 1966 Beavis and Butt-head Do America 1996 Between: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINALBeverly Hills Cop 1984 Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 Big Trouble in Little China 1986 Blade 2 2002 By the People: The Election of Barack Obama 2009 Catwoman 2004 Cheaper by the Dozen 1950 Cinderella Man 2005 Conflict 2015 Death Race 2 2010 Death Race 3: Inferno 2013 Deep: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINALDreamcatcher 2003 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 2011 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 Gladiator 2000 Hello, Dolly!The Movie 2002 Honey 2003 Insomnia 2002 The Italian Job 2003 Jackass: Number Two 2006 Jim Jefferies: Freedumb - NETFLIX ORIGINALLalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show 2014 Lethal Weapon 1987 Lethal Weapon 2 1989 Lethal Weapon 3 1992 Lethal Weapon 4 1998 The Longest Yard 2005 The Lovely Bones 2009 Making the American Man 2016 - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEMarcella: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINALMarco Polo: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINALMean Girls 2004 Nevada Smith 1966 Nick of Time 1995 The Painted Veil 2006 Pandemic 2015 Phenomenon 1996 Raiders Of The Lost Art: Season 2Rumor Has It 2005 Scooby-Doo 2002 The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1The Sting 1973 Stomp the Yard: Homecoming 2010 Talhotblond 2009 Terminus 2016 Turner and Hooch 1989 Twisted 2004 Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For The New West 2012 Well Wishes 2015 Working Girl 1988 Yours, Mine and Ours 2005 7/4/16Kuromukuro: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/6/16The Big Short 2015 7/7/16A War 2015 The Armor of Light 2015 Brahman Naman 2016 - NETFLIX ORIGINALNSU German History X: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/8/16The Invitation 2015 - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEWord Party: Season 17/9/16Mustang 2015 Mystery Files: Season 17/10/16The Last Kingdom: Season 17/12/16Rolling Papers 2015 7/14/16Gridlocked 2015 - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVEMagi: The Adventures of Sinbad: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINALTodd Margaret: Season 37/15/16The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINALGhostheads 2016 Holidays 2016 - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVERebirth 2016 - NETFLIX ORIGINALStranger Things: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINALTony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru 2016 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/16/16Fighting 2009 7/19/16Liv and Maddie: Season 37/21/16Internet Famous 2016 - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE7/22/16BoJack Horseman: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINALDegrassi: Next Class: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/24/16Popples: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/27/16The Wave 2015 7/29/16Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINALLast Chance U 2016 - NETFLIX ORIGINALLEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINALTallulah 2016 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL7/30/16My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 6: Part 17/31/16Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Season 2
According to Korman, the idea for Phlur came from his personally frustrating experiences of buying fragrance in department stores.It also gives you important specs, like how long it lasts, how to apply that particular scent, how heavy it is, and what your scent trail or sillage will be when worn.Korman says $10 just about covers the cost of the samples, and no money is made at this stage.He noted that they "took inspiration" from established ecommerce brands, like try-at-home eyewear company Warby Parker, to rethink the fragrance category - something that, according to Korman, hasn't really been done before now.Korman said that while much of the fragrance currently on the market is overpriced, the price of Phlur's proprietary scents is more in line with the cost of high-quality ingredients.Fragrance is a $6-8 billion dollar industry, according to Korman, and it hasn't grown in a decade.
Most locals head underground to take advantage of the largest subway system on the planet, but others have turned to two-wheeled transportation for everything from daily commutes to shopping.Bike lanes are becoming more common, and ride sharing has made the transition to two wheels with the Citi Bike program.Sure, you can add some cargo accessories to haul a few groceries and knick knacks, but there s a limit.It has both a large cargo capacity, and an electric motor to help carry whatever you load it down with.Full charge time from depletion takes about 5 hours.Standard features include an 8-speed rear derailleur, large hydraulic disc brakes, fenders, and integrated front and rear LED lights.
It usually starts out with the: I want to build an app that solves problem X and ends with the: I just don t have the time or money to make it or Too bad I can t code .Who will pay you for this service?Maybe you are focused on building a hardware startup and will need a simple website to perform marketing and sales functionality.Be sure to also write down your goals and aspirations for your business in a place where you can see them everyday.Are you willing to send out tens of thousands of emails to make sure your business succeeds?Besides reaching out to friends and family, here are some resources you can quickly tap into:
The Pokémon Go phenomenon continues to fulfill every child's question: what if Pokémon existed in real life?The app recently passed Tinder in monthly active users, an amazing feat, given that the game has only been live for about a week now.Writer and Twitter user Jonathan Perez recently caught a scene that is an incredible real-life demonstration of the game's
If you ve spent any time playing Pokémon Go over the past week, you know that it can be a bit of a battery hog.In fact, on Sunday morning, I went to Central Park to catch a few creatures, and within two hours, my phone battery was down to under 10%.So how can you save some power without buying a battery pack?DON T MISS: Tomorrow is Prime Day 2016: Here s everything you need to knowThe easiest way is to turn on the Battery Saver mode in the menu.As discussed in our Pokémon Go quick start guide, you can tap the Poké Ball at the bottom of the screen, click Settings in the top right corner and select Battery Saver from that menu.
Now Niantic's name is top of the charts and the headlines, with its blockbuster Pokémon Go app taking less than a week to become more popular than Tinder and transforming real-world locations like Central Park into dystopian congregations of ardent Pokémon trainers staring at their smartphones.Jones is the former CEO of Havas and founder of You & Mr Jones, a self-described "brand tech" network that aims to take on the big ad agency networks with a collection
How do you communicate with the youths about the importance of condom usage?You meet them on their level, of course: On your phone, blindly marching through Central Park or the Holocaust Museum.There are some things you don t want to catch, the caption reads.What is this thing called, anyway?
Image caption Pokemon Go has launched in the UK, US, Germany and AustraliaIt seems stranger than fiction, but Pokemon Go - an app that has triggered a global phenomenon where millions of people obsessively capture small creatures in public spaces - was first introduced as an April Fool's Day joke.In 2014, YouTube published a mock sales pitch called Google Maps: Pokemon Challenge, which showed the corporation's maps app overtaken by colourful monsters.If you are still unsure about how to play Pokemon Go, or what it is, Google's prank provides a pretty good guide.Up until now, the central concept of mobile games has been something that can be enjoyed anywhere.In doing so, the Pokemon Company - and Nintendo, which has a large stake in it - may have just harnessed the true potential of mobilised gaming.
Don t think for a second that what you re seeing here in New York s Central Park is a contained incident.Pokémon Go is drawing tremendous crowds to the parks and piers of cities across this once-great nation as smartphone-wielding adults venture into the concrete wilderness under the cover of darkness to capture rare collections of pixels.It s happening in New York.It s happening in Santa Monica.Nostalgic young adults are amassing in Boston, Bellevue, Provo, Des Moines, and Chico.Pokémon-themed bar crawls are slated to suffocate the downtown areas of New Orleans, Minneapolis, Portland, San Fransisco, Miami, and Milwaukee.
To call Pokémon Go a massive success so far would be a gross understatement.Despite privacy concerns, security pitfalls, and Pokémon-induced car crashes, people can t get enough of Nintendo and Niantic s latest creation.Case in point: Vimeo user Woodzys captured video via The Verge of a large crowd spontaneously gathering in New York City s Central Park to catch a Vaporeon, a rare, water-type Pokémon.Whether or not you like Pokémon Go, you ve got to admit that it s kind of fun watching this sort of thing.As The Verge points out, this isn t the first time Pokémon Go players have gathered en masse at a public spot to catch a rare Pokémon: For example, check out this video players gathering at a park in Bellevue, Washington to try and capture a Squirtle.Various businesses have tried to cash in on Pokémon fever over the last week or two.
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